T-Mobile learns about massive US customer data hacking

American phone operator T-Mobile He admitted that his database had been hacked pirates On Monday, they confirmed that they had extracted information from nearly 100 million customers and put a portion of it up for sale in dark web.

the consumed data Include information such as Social Security Numbers NS Driving licenses.

The US operator said in a statement that it had begun a “deep technical review of the status of its” systems “to determine the nature of the unlawfully accessed data”, without being able at this time to determine the potential number of affected customers.

The company initially claimed that it was investigating allegations made by a group piratesHe later admitted that at least some of the data had been compromised.

“We determined that there was unauthorized access to a database T-MobileBut we have not determined that any personal customer data “has been compromised,” the company said in a statement.

“We are confident that the entry point used by (hackers) has already been closed.”

T-Mobile He said he is conducting his own analysis with digital forensics experts and in coordination with the public force.

According to the screenshots posted by the security site sleeping computer, the personal information At least 30 million people are listed on dark web forums with the equivalent of $280,000 in Bitcoin.

The breach was first reported by Vice’s Motherboard website, which cited a resource that claimed to provide “complete information” on Vice clients. T-Mobile.

The reports come after a wave of data breaches and attacks from ransomware that affected a wide range of companies and organizations, including the oil pipeline operator in United Statehealth information system Ireland It is a major airline in India.

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FacebookAnd Hey ho NS Marriott in between American companies It was affected by massive customer data breaches in recent years involving more than 100 million users.

T-Mobile In 2019, it acquired a rival telecom company Sprint To improve your position in front of AT&T NS Verizon.


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